face2face:
postcard exhibition

Welcome!

Have you accepted your offer to study at OCAD University, starting in September 2018? Congratulations! Create a SELF-PORTRAIT postcard and show us who  you are. We look forward to welcoming you face-2-face!

The annual face2face: postcard exhibition is an opportunity to participate in your first on-campus undergraduate exhibition and to introduce yourself to the OCAD U community as part of O-DAYS! 2019.

How?

Make it a literal likeness or a metaphorical representation!

Draw, paint, collage, or photograph yourself. Or create it digitally.

Have fun! Play around with the idea of your self-image and how you would like to be seen. Be modest, outrageous, fanciful, or elegant! 

NON-DIGITAL POSTCARD ENTRIES

  • Substrate: Card stock/illustration board* (Buy it at the art supply store, or use a piece of cereal box!)
  • Size: 5” x 7” (12.7 cm x 17.78 cm)*
  • Medium: Your choice ... pencil? charcoal? paint? photography? 3-D?
  • Style: express your own unique style. How do you see yourself?
  • Include: Your full name on the front as part of the design!

DIGITAL POSTCARD ENTRIES

  • Format: JPEG or PNG
  • Resolution: 72 dpi (dots per inch)
  • Portrait: 360 pixels by 504 pixels (5" x 7")*
  • Landscape: 504 pixels by 360 pixels (7" x 5)*
  • Colour Mode: RGB 
  • File size: maximum 5.0 MB
  • Style: express your own unique style. How do you see yourself?
  • Include your full name as part of the design!

*Incorrect substrate, size/resolution or format will not be accepted.

Who?

Include your name on the front as part of the design, but don't forget to PRINT your FULL name and student number on the back of your (non-digital) postcards also. Enclose it in an envelope and mail it (or drop it off in person), or send digital entries via email by the appropriate entry deadline.

Where?

face2face: postcard exhibition 2019 will be exhibited on campus (Ada Slaight Gallery) for two weeks during O-DAYS! 2019 (September 3 to 13). Admissions & Recruitment, Campus Life and OCAD University reserve the right to use select postcards for promotional purposes on OCAD U’s website and/or printed materials.

image graphic for face2face postcard exhibition v2

See postcards online

Visit face2face on Facebook to see postcards from previous years!

Entry deadlines

EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE
Send us your self-portrait postcard so that it arrives no later than Monday, July 15, 2019, for a chance to win our early bird prize.

FINAL DEADLINE
All postcards received by the final submission deadline of Monday, August 26, 2019, will qualify for a chance to win one of three prizes.

Prizes

Prize winners are chosen randomly from all entries. Selection is not based on quality, process or individual style. Good luck!

Early Bird Prize: $100 gift card for Above Ground Art Supplies

Third Prize: TBA
Second Prize: TBA
First Prize: TBA

We look forward to receiving yours!

NON-DIGITAL POSTCARD ENTRIES BY MAIL:
OCAD University
100 McCaul St.
Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
Attn: Campus Life, Postcard Exhibition 2019

NON-DIGITAL POSTCARD ENTRIES IN PERSON:
OCAD University Campus Life
Level 5, 230 Richmond St. West (RHB)
Attn: Postcard Exhibition 2019

DIGITAL POSTCARD ENTRIES BY EMAIL:
Attach your digital entry and send via email.
Subject Line: "face2face: postcard exhibition / digital".
Include your full name and student number in the message.

Contact

Brent Everett James
Campus Life Coordinator
Student Success Programs
416-977-6000, Ext. 275